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Marx, Japadog, Wolfnights, and More Coming Soon

1) Midtown: A new comfort food restaurant called Marx is opening directly next door to the recently shuttered Mia Dona sometime in the near future. Upstairs will feature couches and coffee tables, downstairs will feature a boutique selling Marx brand clothing. And there will be flatscreens? We don't know. [PLYWOOD]

2) East Village: EV Grieve shows some plywood on what is to be the first Japadog opening in New York. This crowd-pleasing Vancouver-based hot dog stand will be opening its first ever restaurant in St. Mark place. [PLYWOOD]

3) Chelsea: Grub Street announces that former ballerina, Mihoko Kiyoka, plans to open a new premium French-Japanese restaurant called Mihoko’s 21 Grams. The restaurant will include a large pastry shop, retail store, private dining space and a dining room with an open kitchen. They will be located at 16 West 22nd Street and hope to open in late-October. [PLYWOOD]

4) Downtown Brooklyn: Lost City has a new picture of the latest forthcoming Shake Shack in downtown Brooklyn. According to the blog, the building chosen resides on an unsightly stretch of street and houses a dentist office on the second floor. [PLYWOOD]

5) Upper West Side: Café Tallulah, a cocktail lounge and cafe, will be moving to 71st Street and Columbus Avenue reveals The West Side Rag. They will be moving into the building where Malaysian restaurant Penang was formerly located. Owner Greg Hunt is not sparing any expense in revamping this building and putting together a multi-level cocktail lounge and dining experience. [PLYWOOD]

6) The Bowery: The Local East Village blog has an update on Forcella's second location, nothing they're experiencing opening delays. The original summer launch date has been pushed to late October due to the Landmark Preservation Commission taking issue with the remodeling that this historic Bowery building is undergoing. The real takeaway? New pies to be expected on the menu. [PLYWOOD]

7) Lower East Side: Bowery Boogie reports that owner Itai Afek is three weeks away from opening Wolfnights in his former Three Monkeys location on 99 Rivington which went ablaze at the beginning of this year. According to the blog the “storefront has been refaced with sectional windows and colonial rock-wall siding.” [PLYWOOD]

8) East Village: EV Grieve shows a series of photos of the former Kurve/Rhong Tiam space, which will become a craft beer restaurant named Cooper Craft and Kitchen. The round windows of 87 2nd Ave have been replaced and an interior shot reveals barrel-themed decor. [PLYWOOD]

9) Upper East Side An Eater tipster wrote in to report that the beginnings of a bar and new hardwood floors have appeared at the former space of Saucy on the corner of York and 75th. [PLYWOOD]

10) Williamsburg: Here's Williamsburg shows a picture of plywood up around what will be a new steak house on the corner of Graham Avenue and Devoe Street in East Williamsburg. They spoke with the owner of the property, Sung Boon Kim, who said he does not yet know what the name will be or when the construction will be completed. [PLYWOOD]

11) East Village: The Local East Village blog has a picture of the progress at the old Acme Bar & Grill space, soon to be a new restaurant from the group behind Indochine and Kittichai. [PLYWOOD]
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